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Velcro Boyd stays on and leaves us wondering how 2014 events,Missed it?,Riders

Boyd Martin’s legendary riding abilities continues to dazzle the crowds every time he gets in the irons and this weekend was no exception. Boyd competed four horses in the CCI3*  and managed to get three around without jumping penalties. His tenacity is apparent in this video clip. Velcro Boyd, Eventing Super Hero on Crackerjack in the CCI3* at the last water leaves us all in awe at his abilities on horse back. Boyd competed a total of six horses over the weekend with four in the CCI3* and two in the CCI2*. Thank you to Alec Thayer at Ab3 Photography…

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Medal winners – produced not bought Good to know,Horses,Missed it?,Riders

Since the 2014 WEG, there is no shortage of discussion and blogs as to why North American Eventers cannot beat their European counterparts. Some obvious advantages include: availability of more competitions, an existing owner culture that is part of the social fabric, access to top training, and plenty of horse breeders. However, it is worth studying the methods and circumstances of the medal winning combinations to determine what separates them from the rest of us. Long-term partnerships It took six years of FEI competitions for Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Opgun Luovo to conquer the Eventing world and win individual Gold…

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Living the American dream – Boyd style 2014 WEG,Riders

Photo by Nathalie Lawson “I live, eat, breath, sleep horses. This is all I do; this is all I think about. I am a bit obsessive-compulsive, I am thinking about it all the time. I don’t have that many outside interests other than horses,” said Boyd Martin, member of the United States, World Equestrian Games (WEG) team. This dedication, a bold move to the United States, friendship, true love and a knack for business, makes Boyd a poster child for the American Dream. (About the poster thing…also because he is movie star gorgeous.) Aussie carves out eventing career in America…

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